Definitions for kiribatiˌkɪər iˈbɑ ti, ˈkɪər əˌbæs

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  1. Kiribati, Republic of Kiribati(noun)

    an island republic in the west central Pacific just to the south of the equator

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  1. Kiribati(ProperNoun)

    Country in Oceania. Official name in English: Republic of Kiribati.

  2. Kiribati(ProperNoun)

    The Micronesian language spoken in Kiribati, also known as Gilbertese.

  3. Origin: corruption of Gilbert, shortening of

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  1. Kiribati

    Kiribati, officially the Republic of Kiribati, is an island nation in the central tropical Pacific Ocean. The permanent population is just over 100,000, and the nation is composed of 32 atolls and one raised coral island, dispersed over 3.5 million square kilometres, straddling the equator, and bordering the International Date Line at its easternmost point. The name Kiribati is the local pronunciation of "Gilberts", derived from the main island chain, the Gilbert Islands, which in turn were named after the British explorer Thomas Gilbert, who discovered them. The capital, South Tarawa, consists of a number of islets connected through a series of causeways, located in the Tarawa archipelago. Kiribati became independent from the United Kingdom in 1979. It is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the IMF and the World Bank, and became a full member of the United Nations in 1999.


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